A reporter working for the dudhauli khabar news portal, Rabindra Bhattrai, from Sindhuli district was attacked by a police person while reporting about counting of votes at Dudhauli Municipality. Sindhuli lies in Province 3 of Nepal.
During a telephonic conversation with Freedom Forum, reporter Bhattrai explained, "On 15 May, around 4:00 pm, while I was at Dudhauli Municipality reporting live for the news portal the police person kicked me. My mobile set dropped and got damaged. I even got minor injury on my hand".
He, however, was able to protect his camera, added reporter Bhattrai.
Freedom Forum is seriously concerned over the incident of press freedom violation after the local level elections. During this period, free reporting is the prime right of the journalists. FF strongly urges the security agency to be aware of the journalists' rights and respect press freedom.
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